Sonneratia alba J.E. Smith

 
  • Family : SONNERATIACEAE
    (Apple Mangrove Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : APPLE MANGROVE FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lythraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Blatti alba (Sm.) Kuntze; Blatti leucantha (Montrouz.) Kuntze; Blatti pagatpat (Blanco) Nied.; Chiratia leucantha Montrouz.; Sonneratia iriomotensis Masam.; Sonneratia mossambicensis Klotzsch; Sonneratia pagatpat Blanco
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Sonneratia alba Sm.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Nakshathrakandel (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Littoral and tidal swamp forests
  • Comments / notes : The fruit is edible
  • Key identification features : A mangrove and littoral tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Collector(s) Name : Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh, K. R. Keshava Murthy, B. G. Singh
  • Collection Nos : KFP 6959, KFP 10971, KFP 11376
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Ernakulam district
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district, Cuttack district, Koraput district
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Betapur Creeks
  • Native : Aldabra, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Australia, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Islands, Comoros, Gilbert Islands, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Islands, Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marshall Islands, Moza
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Aldabra, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Australia, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Islands, Comoros, Gilbert Islands, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Islands, Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marshall Islands, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Philippines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
    • 179
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Sonneratia alba. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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